I finished this quilt for my father in 2001. I began it in a class, at the Northeast Quilters Show (?) in 1999. It was a class taught by Sharon Newman and I thoroughly enjoyed it. At the time my son was 6, so you can see why it took me until 2001 to finish it. I wasn’t as good at getting back to projects as I am now, andprobably didn’t leave things out so that the young child wouldn’t destroy it! The pattern was in a book called Treasures from Yesteryear.
I did a mix of hand and machine quilting, which was a perfect blend of old and new techniques. I felt like it gave it that extra special touch.
I pieced the back with some leftovers from the front. This was a technique ha been around for a long time, but has had a recent resurgence with modern quilts. I find it depends on the purpose, it was a quilt to be used, and, he did in his chair most every night in the family room.
I even made a label! This was before I developed the technique for labeling, which you can find here. It is a little like big stitch embellishment or quilting – again maybe ahead of its time!
Dad is no longer here. The quilt came back to me when he died, and I cherish it.
Thanks to Sandra for sponsoring Throwback Thursday! She too, wrote about a quilt for her dad this time. It is great to revisit these treasures. This is a pretty old picture, but one I love of the two of us.